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Wearable Art Awards

Port Moody City Hall Galleria
Port Moody BC – Sept 26-Oct 22

The Wearable Art Awards show in Port Moody was a great hit last year and is sure to be again.

Gary Ruckman and Otto Kamensek, Joan of Art

Gary Ruckman and Otto Kamensek, Joan of Art (2006), clay, cobalt stain, découpage, wire and velcro [Port Moody City Hall Galleria, Port Moody BC, Sept 26-Oct 22]

Pam Chambers, Advertising the Good Life

Pam Chambers, Advertising the Good Life (2006), recycled newspaper, re-used fabrics [Port Moody City Hall Galleria, Port Moody BC, Sept 26-Oct 22]

Sixty artists have been selected this year by the Blackberry Art Gallery to exhibit their original concepts for apparel and accessories in five categories: Recycled Material, sponsored by Pacific Coast Terminals; children’s wearable art, sponsored by BC Hydro; Brassieres Fantastique, sponsored by Spike Pub; headdresses, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings; and an Open Category.

Almost 80 artworks from artists in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and China will be shown.

The pieces range from the elegant and fantastic to the outrageous. Working with materials like newspapers, recycled fabrics, ribbons, feathers, lace, glass, photographs, plastics, found objects, metal clips and pins, this year’s lineup features a two-piece dress covered with 27 pounds of unsolicited Christmas flyers; an autobiographical “timeline” dress created from the artist’s personal photographs; and a shiny metal wedding dress. The unique assortment of attire includes bathing suits, hats and headdresses, robes, dresses, vests, masks, coats, purses and wraps.

The Wearable Art Awards will be presented September 23 in the Port Moody City Hall Galleria. Tickets are available at the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody or phone 604-931-2008.


Mia Johnson

 Sun, Sep 3, 2006